Our purpose-built physiotherapy centre includes a state of the art hydrotherapy pool, which is one of the few dedicated facilities in the area.
The pool water is kept at a constant temperature of around 33°c. We have a hoist and handrails to facilitate entry and exit to and from the pool, safely and confidently, for almost all individuals.
What is hydrotherapy
Hydrotherapy is a water-based form of physiotherapy, which we may recommend during your rehabilitation to help with pain relief, walking, movement or strengthening. You do not need to be able to swim to have hydrotherapy treatment.
Therapeutic benefits of hydrotherapy
- the warm water offers pain relief
- water flow can be used to create assistance or resistance to exercise
- buoyancy decreases stress on joints and the spine
Is hydrotherapy for you
When you first visit us for treatment, we will carry out an initial 45-minute assessment. Following this, we may recommend hydrotherapy to help facilitate your rehabilitation. Your therapist will discuss with you the history of your condition and current symptoms. They will use their clinical expertise to identify what’s causing the problem.
Initially, we may recommend hydrotherapy to allow you to strengthen, improve movement and walk easier than you can on land.
Treatments could include:
- One-to-one hydrotherapy – the number of sessions required will vary according to your condition. Your therapist will guide you as to when to progress to more land-based exercise or other hydrotherapy treatments.
- Self-directed session – this involves completing an individualised programme of exercises, to help you progress in the rehabilitation process. We recommend further one-to-one sessions so we can review the exercises and ensure they continue to challenge you at an appropriate level and progress you towards your goals.
- Classes – Our classes are designed to focus on particular conditions or parts of the body. They are a great for helping you to continue to achieve your rehabilitation goals and beyond.